Andrea Gonzalez – Director of Bands

Andrea Gonzalez – Director of Bands

The 2015-16 school year marks Mrs.Gonzalez’s first year as Head of bands and fifth year at Anderson. She teaches the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band, and this summer spent her time working on her jazz skills at a workshop at ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center’ in New York City. A native of Kansas, Mrs. Gonzalez attended the University of Texas at Austin as a music studies major with an emphasis in performance. She is a bassoonist, and while at UT she performed in the Longhorn Band, UT Wind Ensemble, UT Symphony Orchestra and Chamber winds. As a bassoonist, she has performed in summer chamber music festivals throughout the Midwest, Michigan, New Hampshire and the Czech Republic as well as on a tour of Napa Valley and Europe with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Upon graduation, she taught for three years in Round Rock ISD at CD Fulkes Middle School.
Mrs. Gonzalez continues to perform as first bassoonist of the Hill Country Winds Chamber Octet. In her spare time she is an avid equestrian and spends every spare moment at the barn working with her horse, Savannah.

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July 30, 2015